The OPIC Blog

OPIC’s President and CEO heads to Haiti to support micro lending for sustainable reconstruction

This week, OPIC’s President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield will lead a delegation of OPIC representatives on a visit to Haiti to launch an important mortgage finance project developed in partnership with the U.S. Agency for... Read more...

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PBS Newshour features OPIC client Husk Power

Rice is a staple of the diet in India but until recently the rice husks that were left behind in the milling process served no purpose – aside from generating a lot of waste.  OPIC’s $750,000 loan in 2009 to the startup Husk Power Systems... Read more...

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OPIC monitoring trip to Kenya: Big plans becoming reality

By: Tim Harwood An interdepartmental OPIC team traveled to Kenya in 2012 to monitor the performance of three financial institutions whose microfinance lending is supported by the agency: Musoni, the Kenya Women’s Finance Trust ... Read more...

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Featured photo: Support for Rwandan coffee growers

  Shyara washing station owned by OPIC client Westrock Coffee Holdings’ Rwanda Trading Co. (“RTC”). OPIC political risk insurance is supporting RTC’s coffee processing operations in Rwanda, which provides agricultural extension... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting small businesses in Africa

  In Nairobi, Kenya, Equity Bank CEO Dr. James Mwangi (center) introduces OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield to Equity Bank agent Maureen Wambugu (right). One of the bank’s community branches is surrounded by several local... Read more...

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Growing Micro Entrepreneurs in Jordan

Jordanian micro entrepreneurs and small businesses – vital engines of the country’s economy but too often lacking access to long-term capital – received a significant boost in the form of a $2 million loan from OPIC through its partnership with... Read more...

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OPIC and GE partner to bring clean cookstoves to East Africa

Last Thursday, outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a new OPIC partnership with GE to finance a clean cookstoves project in East Africa – one of a select series of public-private partnerships producing... Read more...

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